Can contract disputes be avoided?
You can reduce the risk of disputes occurring by instructing an experienced solicitor to draft the best possible contract for you.
In a strong contract, your expectations and those of the other party will be clearly and unambiguously set out, which greatly reduces the possibility of misunderstanding and legal challenges later.
The Contract might include a breakdown of the services to be provided or specifications relating to goods. In certain cases, terms can include:
- a clause within the Contract to allow an inspection to be carried out before final payment for goods or services received
- a termination clause or notice period in case you or the other party are unable to meet your obligations
- default provisions, in case of non-compliance
- indemnity clauses or limitations
To mitigate the risk of disputes, it is recommended you keep records of all communications between you and the other party. These records can be used as evidence in a dispute should a disagreement occur.